Tray Formers(22 companies)
Equipment that forms (but does not load products onto) durable, corrugated trays used to ship multiple items from a packaging operation, such as machines that form trays used to ship 20 cans of soup. Looking at new cartoning, case packing, and multipacking machines? Learn more about what to look for in your next purchase.
Aagard Group, LLC
Aagard has developed a new variety tray former multipacking system that addresses the business challenge of automating the packaging of variety packs in multiple configurations, including thousands of variations. The high-speed system, capable of packaging 100 cases per minute, can automatically adjust flavor mapping changes with a single touch of an HMI button. The process involves Rockwell Automation gantry robots selecting the pattern, followed by iTRAK® components adjusting to fit the product. The system is designed to accommodate future market demand and business growth. Its other features include smart and agile operations, fast changeover, and a space-saving design.
ADCO Manufacturing offers a complete range of corrugated tray forming machinery designed for rugged use and reliability. ADCO’s flexible and ergonomic tray formers are capable of running a wide variety of one-piece tray erector designs from simple end- slotted trays to complex shoulder and BTB style trays.
B&B Packaging Technologies, L.P.
Film packaging machines for multipacking feature modular designs and collation units that are adapted to the end user’s product, packaging and space requirements. B&B stretch packing technology utilizes servo drive technology for precise film control allowing for very tightly wrapped products without an additional shrinking process. Film wrapping compatible in combination with tray and case erection and loading equipment. The B&B stretch packer series precisely wrap single products or multi-unit formations in economical one pass wrap or two directions for full, dust proof coverage. Designed to save energy and money with higher performance when compared to full shrink tunnel packers, the system can bundle irregular shapes, low COF packaging and non-rigid packages into optimized solid formations with thin, high stretch films resulting in efficient, improved pallet unitization with less transport shift/damage and reduced waste. B&B’s RO Rotary Roll packer is designed for the packaging of cylindrical products in a film wrap at high speed, up to 120 cycles/min. Cylindrical products or stacks of smaller cylinders can be arranged and packaged in formations to meet specifications.
Kayat brand shrink wrappers and tray packers are designed for multipacking operations for a wide variety of products in beverage, food and non-food industries. Featured systems include the Kayat 601-T and 801-T Shrink Wrappers, continuous motion packaging machinery. Both feature dual film rolls and lap seal technology. The Kayat TP-50A Tray Packer is an up to four-lane continuous motion packaging machine for the beverage, food (in round container or multipack) and non-food industries.
Bradman Lake Group
Bradman Lake’s product line of top load and end load cartoning technology includes sleevers. Multipack wrappers come in a number of collation and multipack format options. Bradman-Lake also offers basket loading systems for bakery plants.
BW Integrated Systems
BW Integrated Systems offers high-speed, multipacking cartoners designed for the food and beverage industry. Built to be rugged yet elegant, Nigrelli Ambassador multipacker cartoners handle 4-, 6-, 8-, 10-, 12-, 15-, 18-, and 24-packs of containers such as cans, glass, or PET bottles. The Ambassador is a rotary, servo-driven set-up for single wall and corrugated cartons and features cycle stop flap closing.
Cama North America
Cama’s MP cardboard sleevers are engineered for added value in accessibility, ergonomic design, performance and functionality. Cama’s sleeving machines are designed to provide flexibility, trouble-free running and high productivity. Cama’s electronic cardboard sleeving machines pack bottles, cups and tubs, jars, bricks, tins/cans and thermoformed containers from single and/or double lanes in up to three product layers, with Cama’s patented cardboard sleeve design available.
Cavanna Packaging USA
Cavanna provides several multipacking solutions using flow-wrap technology, either flat or standing on edge. If required, a cardboard can be applied to deliver stiffness to packs. A range of electronic grouping systems delivers superior flexibility to the proposed machinery.
Delkor Systems, Inc.
For packagers who need to form, load, close or shrink bundle, Delkor can provide complete systems from process to pallet, with simple changeovers allowing you to run many different package types. Delkor's Tray Shrink Wrapper can be easily configured to produce Delkor’s patented Turbo Case®, Spot-Pak (pad and shrink wrap packaging), as well as cases or other shelf -ready package designs.
EDL, a Massman Company
EDL supplies a comprehensive lineup of tray wrapping machines designed to accumulate, collate, place and wrap tray/pad supported multipacks. Featured tray wrapping machines include the Single Roll Wrapper, which can accommodate up to 50 packs per minute and print registration. Other tray wrapping systems options include a continuous motion inline wrapper, flight bar wrapper and inline automatic wrapper. Other multipack wrappers include EDL’s Flight Bar Automatic shrink wrapping machine, designed for wrapping light weight products or small multipacks that require substantial handling during wrapping and the Inline Automatic Shrink Wrap machine, designed to shrink wrap a variety of products, including bundling and shrink wrapping cartons to shrink wrapping large windows in multiple package enclosures at low to moderate speeds.
Holland Packaging LLC
Holland Packaging offers the Autopack SLC, a machine that features a pad inserter and welding bar. This medium-speed shrink wrap bundler is equipped with a cardboard pad inserter that can be used in a wide range of industries. The side infeed can be single-lane infeed with horizontal collating done directly onto the pad. For a minimal cost, cardboard pads give extra strength to shrink-wrapped products for better handling and stability on pallets. Cardboard pads can be used for a number of product containers such as jars, aerosol cans, or bottles. The SLC operates at speeds up to 14 ppm and can be configured with multilane infeed packing directly onto the pad.
ITW Hartness offers tray formers and shrink wrap systems for multipacking applications. The Meurer CM/TP tray and wrap-around packer forms low and product-high trays as well as wrap-around cases and RSC-cases for food and non-food applications. ITW Hartness’ Global Shrink with Laminar Tunnel system runs various pack sizes in multiple formats: film only, tray shrink, tray, pad and film only, and pad shrink. Hartness’ GlobalShrink process starts with package design and innovative film research. Designed for easy machine accessibility and reliable changeovers, Global Shrink keeps up with production demands and maintains package integrity without the need for constant operator intervention. The patent pending, optimized laminar airflow of the shrink tunnel increases overall efficiency through uniform shrinking with improved repeatability.
Lantech offers a full line of paperboard shipping tray handling and lid applicator equipment for basic and display trays. Many options available for case types and dimensions, speeds, closing methods, machine frame and magazine, and machine performance data communications are available. Featured tray formers include the TE-A, which can form 25 cases per minute for basic trays and theTE-S, engineered to form specialty trays with unique designs. Lantech also supplies a full line of lid applicators for shipping trays.
Pester USA Inc.
Multipacking equipment for pharmaceutical and consumer designs features white color scheme in RAL 9003. Rectilinear, large-scale and frameless design for an even higher quality appearance. Low and high speed, fully automatic, three function (case erection, case load, and case close), case packers.
Shrink wrap and corrugated bundling machines group multiple products into various configurations and orientations. Shrink bundlers feature automatic collation modules to cluster products with exact and differing dimensions. Shrink wrap machines bundle products with bullseye/sleeve wrap and total closure shrink using printed and clear film. Corrugated solutions pack products using RSC cases, wraparound cases, trays, and pads.
Right Stuff Equipment
Right Stuff Equipment manufactures the entire line of AER tray forming equipment and tooling sets. The cam-driven design means the machines are quiet, reliable, low maintenance, with no pneumatics to maintain or replace. Tray forming equipment is designed for high levels of operational equipment efficiency (OEE) and low total cost of ownership (TCO). In 2019, RSE redesigned the AER Model 16-26, now branded the Satellite II. With HMI and PLC controls, the Satellite II features improved safety features while maintaining the reliability of RSE tray formers.
Standard-Knapp manufactures tray packing and multipacking equipment for the food, beverage and healthcare industries. Featured multipacking systems include the TriWraptor™ TSUP (tray/shrink/unsupported/pad) packer.
Trepko's end-of-line multipacking equipment includes the 780 Series box cartoning machine and the 770 Series wraparound sleeving machine. The 770 sleever machine is designed for handling single serve cups, which it organizes in various pack patterns and wraps with a cardboard sleeve. Sleever features a smooth changeover that enables the same machine to handle a large variety of sleeves and cups, organizing them in numerous pack-patterns. The Trepko 780 series provides packaging solutions of single bricks or bar-shaped packages into cartons of retail size. Products are collated into a given pack pattern and moved into preformed carton blank. Correct seal of the packaging is ensured by gluing on the long side of the box.
Unique Solutions Automation, formerly Z Automation
Unique Solutions Automation manufactures tray packers and sleevers for multipacking applications. Model TP9 351 is a wraparound style tray packer with multiple count configurations. Model TP7.5 501 tray packer features a flexible design for multiple application and stacking capability. Model SL7.5 150C is a sleever featuring a dual overhead sweeper infeed for multiple stack products.
Wayne Automation Corporation
Wayne Automation offers reliable, low-footprint tray packers to handle multipacks of beverage containers as well as uniquely shaped products like motor oil and mouthwash bottles. The WTP Tray Packer is built with the craft brewery in mind, and solves the backbreaking task of loading multiple-packs of beverages in trays. The machine loads pre-formed trays with cases of bottles or cans at speeds up to 15 trays per minute. An optional configuration will also pack trays with ringed cans.
Westrock manufactures tray formers for industries that utilize lidded and non-lidded trays for products like produce and protein. With fast setup times, these tray formers are engineered to offer a perfectly-formed, high strength tray every time while utilizing less material. Additional benefits of utilizing flat blanks include optimization of the customer’s supply chain by reducing storage footprint and a reduction in waste and transportation costs.
Wexxar Bel is an original equipment manufacturer of corrugated tray forming systems. Highlights from Wexxar Bel’s tray forming machine line include the IPAK TF100 fully automatic tray former, designed to be a compact, high performance machine for forming standard four-corner trays. System’s design is highly optimized with the use of servo drives and pneumatic blank stops for reliable, precision tray forming. The IPAK TF100 fully automatic tray former is a compact, entry level machine, loaded with standard features including a 7-in. touch screen and interlocked safety guarding; size changes can be completed in under 5 minutes with color coded quick size change handles, scribed parts and digital readouts.
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